Let it not be said that Leicester have deviated from the form book in 2013. Three wins were expected, three have been gained and in some style.
Leicester’s fourth win on the bounce came with four goals – as many as Foxes fans had seen in their previous seven Championship away games.
As City climb to third, in touching distance of the automatic promotion places, here are the key numbers;
0 – Another clean sheet for the Foxes, their third in a row on the road. Not since the beginning of Peter Taylor’s reign as Leicester boss have the Foxes kept as many consecutive clean sheets away from home in league games. In 2000/01 the Foxes opened with clean sheets at West Ham, Bradford, Chelsea and Sunderland. Leicester’s next Championship match on the road is at Peterborough United.
3 – Chris Wood’s dream start in a Foxes shirt continues. On New Years Day the became the first Leicester debutant to score a brace since 1993. Today he netted the quickest hat-trick by a Leicester player since 1997. Back then it took Ian Marshall just 27 minutes to secure the match ball against Derby County in a 4-2 win.
4 – For a tantalising half an hour, it looked possible that Leicester might match or better their biggest away league win of all time. Not since 1970 have the Foxes won an away league match by five goals. A 5-0 win at Charlton remains City’s best away league result, tied with two games from the 19th Centruy. So instead City fans had to make do with their sides’ biggest away league win since 2008 (4-0 at Cheltenham) or Leicester’s biggest away league win in the top two divisions since 1998 (4-0 at Derby). Not bad.